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Thoughts and updates from the Cinetopia team.

A Message from the Founders

We recently wrote this for an application we submitted, and we thought it was a good thing to share on our website-- our story, our mission, and our plans for the future! Cinetopia was formed in 2018 in Edinburgh by two female masters students from the University of...

@EIFF19: EIFF Youth

Takeaways from the EIFF Youth – opening events, Pride March, and things to come…

The British Weird Wave: an interview with Jamie Robson

In the last few years, a new group of filmmakers has emerged across the UK, including Scotland. From an output consisting of both short and feature-length productions, their films are dark, strange, sparse in dialogue and imbued with an aura of ambiguity and...

Cinetopia Italia: Four Short Films Unveil a Multifaceted Country

by Serena Scateni Think of Italian cinema and the first names popping to mind are the well-known, glorified ones of the likes of Antonioni, Fellini, Monicelli, Bertolucci, and so on. As the same goes for any other country-specific cinema, charting the undiscovered...

Cinetopia Italia: An Ode to Magic

“As a child, I went to the cinema for the atmosphere: I loved the noise […] and the way the people went out into the street – men and women stunned by the spectacle.” – Federico Fellini On May 10th, Cinetopia will screen Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso and a...

Oscars ’19

The Academy proposes a Best Popular Picture category; a month later, they drop it ‘to seek additional input’. The Academy eventually finds a host in Kevin Hart; Hart steps down - it’s a no-host deal. Then, the categories for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best...

#TheMaryEffect: Film Tourism in Scotland

This month’s Edinburgh premiere of Josie Rourke’s Queen Mary of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, signalled the further growth of potential for the Scottish film industry. In the last 12 months, the industry has seen the success of two Netflix-produced...

Cinetopia’s Favourite Films of 2018

Looking back at 2018, it was another great year for cinema with innovations from masters old and new. Here are our picks, which are based on the UK calendar of film releases. Phantom Thread Much anticipation preceded Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread after it was...

Cinetopia: Our First Year

In early 2018, Cinetopia launched with the first episode of our small podcast series at Radio Summerhall. In approach to the new year, we look back at what has been an exciting and productive journey - at what we have achieved in...

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